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Friday, 06 April 2012 17:05

whooeey!! Be nice to yourself

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WHOOEEY!! It has been an intense few weeks. So many people took advantage of the latest surge in high vibration earth energy to experience another expansion in their own consciousness and an increased embodiment of their infinite selves. The good news is that if you think you have gone backwards you probably have not and, in fact, made a surge forward with the energy. It is just old stuff uncovering for healing that maybe didn’t feel so great.

I know I know, how many times have you read or heard THAT in the past few years. However, there really was some kind of surge recently. I know I had intense joint pain for a few weeks until I slid into the higher vibration and increased connection to my higher/infinite self. I know many of my clients did too - some were sick, some felt emotionally scoured and some saw the return of old behavior patterns. I saw my typical pattern after I do an obviously intense inner shift in that I also experienced an immediate sharp drop in income and social interaction. Yes, it is scary to have a drop in income at the same time I have to do some auto repairs and pay taxes for last year and estimated tax for next year.

Back to the good news. When you relax (or get help) and allow the remaining re-alignment as a result of this last shift, you should find some noticeable changes in yourself, your interactions and in your way of being. I am noticing change, once again, in my means of income and my tolerance for certain behaviors in others and in what entertains me (in books or dvds). My eating and sleeping patterns did an abrupt shift too. It takes getting used to as these changes are not usually gradual for me. They may be for you.

So be kind and nurture yourself in ways that are gentle. Do whatever it takes to embrace these changes and love yourself through them.

Thursday, 16 February 2012 10:21

Valuing your True Purpose

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My passion is expanding my awareness of who I truly am. That is my main purpose here on earth. I suppose one might say that is true of all of us but I know I chose to focus on that directly and above all else without channeling it into something translatable and usable in my every -day life. On some level I decided to dramatically shift from someone quite depressed, angry, hurt and fearful to someone who lives her life mindfully, peacefully and fully aligned with the inner God-self, but I forgot the practicalities of being human.

It doesn’t matter if I earn my income by being an executive, a retail clerk, a housecleaner or a spiritual healing facilitator. My ‘real’ job is to maintain that mindfulness and inner alignment to my higher self no matter what I do, and share it with others in some way. Maintaining this focus has helped many people and the earth in all the shifts that have and will occur. I also know many have been inspired and also triggered by my process. On my lucid days, that is enough, on other days I have a lot of frustration about it all.

I know someone whose expanding awareness and higher purpose shows up as having and raising babies who stay open to the higher vibrational energies; another is a fabulous artist, another is a teacher, and yet another a nurse. All are completely aligned with their true and authentic expressions of themselves. I have to admit, there are days when I envy them because sometimes I forget myself and wonder what the heck I am supposed to be doing so that I can earn money at a job in which I am happy and fulfilled. Then I whine and complain like everyone else (smile) and remember that I am learning to be happy and fulfilled no matter what happens in my life.

More and more days are spent with that inner connectedness, open to the inner happiness and fulfillment no matter what (thank God). I am learning to value that rather than anything that goes on in my outer life and to return to the center of that when I let myself get pulled in the direction of others’ strong opinions about what I should be doing.

How about you? Is there something that is your ‘true’ purpose that perhaps you are not valuing or even acknowledging, either because others don’t value it or it doesn’t match your learned definition of success or happiness or it doesn’t earn money?

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:40

Choosing Differently for an Easier Life

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I have allowed a few people back into my life that are really only here to show me how much I have changed.  However, because I don't have very many friends and think I crave the companionship, I continue to try to have deeper relationships with  them.  But as of today that stops.  I am choosing higher vibration living.  I am choosing to learn to love myself so much that I am ok being alone and I am also open to new friends and acquaintances.

I have been afraid to do this but it is time.  I have had to let go of so many people I didn't want to continue doing so.  However, just like with anything else, I cannot hold on.  I need to let everything flow, including the relationships.

If you are constantly feeling hurt, put off or icked out (yes, that is the eloquent term)  when you talk to certain people, then stop if you can.   I have to admit when I feel hurt I do a lot of inner searching to make sure my ego isn't just put off  and I needed to hear what was said to me.  Most of the time that is not true.

This is all part of my quest to have things be easier and really embrace the sacred joy of all of life.  I can appreciate the reason these people are in my life, I can really acknqoledge and love their souls/inner beings, and I can also choose not to be around this part of God's energy. So can you.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:26

Another side affect of 5th dimensional living

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 You may be having some frustration understanding why you are reacting certain ways or doing certain things (or not doing the things you need to or commit to). Look deeper into it.

I earn part of my income by sometimes clean vacation rental homes. Most of the time my ocd-ness around cleaning means I do a great job. But once in a while, the vacationers complain about my cleaning. I used to beat myself up, wondering why I just didn’t do a good job for that time and sometimes my cleaning is great (not that anyone ever compliments the cleanliness of a vacation rental but at least they do not complain). I had thought the problems occur on those days when I am particularly angry about earning money through cleaning houses. So I figured all the crap I get when someone complains was payback for my ego’s irritation.

But that isn’t true. It turns out if the renters I am cleaning up after have really icky energy I just don’t go to certain areas to clean. I do my best to check everything before I leave, sometimes taking a lot of extra time to be sure. It doesn’t matter. If some part of me does not like the energy, I don’t even see the dirt or problem EVEN WHEN I AM LOOKING RIGHT AT IT!!!

Remember all those channelings about people being in the 3rd dimension not even seeing people in the 5th? Well apparently the opposite can be true too.

Take a deeper look at what is going on with you. There may be a very valid and telling energetic reason for it.

Thursday, 09 February 2012 16:08

A Way to Make It Easier

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What if we look upon every experience, person, event, thing in our lives as God and stop focusing on the physical so much? It takes away the judgment about all that stuff, promotes self- responsibility, and can affect great changes within you and your behavior.

I have a tendency to get very panicked when I am relying on a particular job to provide me with a certain level of income and the person paying changes his or her mind. Since I work freelance this happens more than I like. What I have noticed, however, is that if I remember that the income flows from the universe and can show up through anyone by many different means (I have many income flows to me these days) I reconnect with trusting that all is well. These days the money does usually show up in unexpected ways.

This concept applies in so many ways to so many areas of our lives. When someone new or someone I knew long ago comes in my life and I am triggered by something he/she says or does, I am usually much happier and handle it all much easier if I look upon them as pieces of God’s energy being attracted to me for a purpose. Part of that purpose is to help me uncover whatever is triggered. Bless their hearts.

Conversely if someone fabulous comes into my life and leaves quickly I can let go easier because I know that wonderful aspect of God’s energy will come back into my life through some other way. Isn’t that brilliant?

Sunday, 29 January 2012 17:59

The Freedom of Self-Acceptance and Trust

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There is a certain freedom created through self-acceptance and trusting that all is well. It is a beautiful thing.

I am not really sure which comes first because I have reconnected with both at the same time.

When you trust that all is well you don’t have to be so tied into what other people think or trapped in a job/situation that you hate. As we open more and expand spiritually our self-acceptance and trust in the universe grows. We then become less and less attached to our fears. It is then so much easier to make clear decisions based on your intuitive guidance.

When I am afraid to speak up or to make a mistake because, like in my childhood, I believe on some level that something very bad will happen to me (and you never knew what actually would be a mistake until someone reacted) I feel trapped and, of course, fearful. The truth is I am only trapped by my own familiar ego driven emotional and behavioral patterns, not by my outside circumstances.   I can always make a different choice – if only in how I react even if I cannot find another job or have some emptiness when I need to let go of the people around me. As I am embracing my own personal power based on my connection to all that is rather than my ego’s needs and old fears, I am reacting less and less to other people’s emotional and behavioral patterns.

This personal power includes a deep level of self-acceptance of all my skills, intelligence, competencies, as well as whatever I am not so great at.   Once I acknowledge I am not that great at something (and often have no interest in getting great) I relax about it. I react very little when others feel the need to point out how not great I am. I just agree and move on. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!   For instance, I know I am not good at cleaning glass. I just tell my prospective clients up front then I don’t worry about it, overanalyze it, wish I were better at it, etc. They accept or they find someone else to do it.

It is so freeing. It is true I might lose some potential clients because of it BUT I now trust that something else will come along. This is true personal power.

Friday, 27 January 2012 11:37

Getting Past My Limiting Expectations

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Thank God our higher selves and guides know better than we do and set up the exact right circumstances within which we get what we need (not necessarily what we want). Now if I could only let go of the expectations that often strangle out the awareness of the wonders I am experiencing.

I recently went on vacation. I was expecting some clarity and direction for my life to show up in a very specific way and found myself disappointed that it didn’t seem to happen, and that each thing my friend and I set out to do seemed to be equally disappointing. I even dumped all over the friend who picked me up from the airport when I got back because I was still only seeing the disappointments, not the overall magic of the trip.

This is what happened that I didn’t recognize at the time but am extremely GRATEFUL for now:

  • The friend I stayed with is a very warm hearted, nurturing and fun-loving person – just what my weary soul and ego needed.
  • I got to stay in a beautiful home that didn’t cost me anything.
  • My friend paid for most of our meals and excursions without any expectations from me because of it.
  • I was able to do some healing around some family issues in an easy gentle way.
  • I felt comfortable and relaxed with her and in her home (very unusual for me).
  • My perception of my father’s second marriage shifted thanks to my friend and it helped me lighten some old energy I was carrying around it.
  • I got almost 4 days free of the stress of worrying about income and paying for things; and believe me I needed the break.
  • Not once during my stay did I feel obligated about anything or that I had to ‘dance for my supper” (again, very unusual for me).
  • I was able to integrate some deep and intense changes that came about as a result of a decision I made the day before the trip started (to approach my spiritual growth differently).
  • I clearly recognized that the energy of AZ is no better than the energy of southern CA – different but not better.
  • I also recognized that I don’t seem to need the geographic area I live in to nurture and support me the way I used to – meaning I can pretty much live anywhere I choose.
  • I had a lot of support from friends to make this trip happen easily and as cheaply as possible (rides to and from airports in both places, someone got the mail etc).

I am sure there is more to be revealed as time goes one but hey, all of that seems like enough.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 11:44

Acceptance and Compassion

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Acceptance and compassion. That is all anyone needs from us. What they or I express in words sometimes hardly covers the surface of what they/we are going through in this incredible ascension journey here on planet earth.

I recently went through inner hell releasing some family obligation issues. On the surface I said no to a sister about making a quilt she wanted after I received the material and started piecing a design together. Seems innocuous enough, right? However, inside it was a big shift away from the way we interact with each other, my inner definitions (and hers) of our relationship, some limiting energy from our culture and our familial upbringing, as well as a big step towards acting as if I believe that people will love me even if I don’t do all kinds of things that are difficult and time consuming or expensive.

The surface action seemed small but it was indicative of a huge spiritual and energetic shift that is going to lead to a much lighter and happier life for me. I embrace that I am sometimes so much in the moment I express all my emotions as they flit through me without being precise about the entire process. When they are played out, I am done with them, so much so that I often cannot even remember what was going on the next day. As I love and accept myself more and more, this gets more and more obvious. I am also able to accept and witness with deep compassion and love other people’s experiences.

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 09:01

Mindfulness is Freeing

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So how are you feeling after this past month of intense purging of old emotional patterns, thoughts, beliefs and limitations? I am kind of feeling clean and new. I find I must keep my thoughts on the present because it helps me stay peaceful and open. I have learned that mental flexibility is the key for me to handle the spiritual expansion that continues each day. This ever-present mindfulness is a prayerful and sacred way to live – and very different, and new, for me.

I notice I am immediately reacting if I forget to be mindful about anything and if it is not in alignment with my energy. For instance, when I sew I do so from an intuitive meditative place. It is joyful and peaceful. However,  the minute I begin to think of it as doing something to please someone else or if I push to try to get too much done in one sitting, I begin to feel tired and sick-ish. I feel fine once I stop and rest a bit.

Right now, I need to pay attention to every decision and every interaction as well as my own thoughts as I go about my day. It is a new path for me and one I am exploring cautiously as it can be kind of intense, even though  there is a lot of freedom in being this mindful – freedom from so many limiting beliefs, thoughts and emotions. I am learning to enjoy that freedom and to be centered and grounded in the face of other people’s reactions to it.

Sunday, 01 January 2012 18:42

A Different Perspective

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I woke up today rested, all the turmoil of the past few months a memory. I worked around the house then went to a small city-made park overlooking the ocean and backing up to the Self-Realization Fellowship meditation gardens to meditate. After thanking the ocean and the sun, and tuning out some loud individuals, I was deep into meditation when a woman’s voice cried out “ Look at the dolphins”. I was startled but got to see two dolphins playing in the ocean. She apologized for interrupting my meditations. She was so enthused and inspired by the sight she didn’t even think about what was going on around her.(The funny thing is she was standing there with her beautiful 8 month old, her own miracle, yet she was moved even more by the dophins.)

As I stood there marveling over the crystals dancing on the ocean from the sun, in the warmth on New Year’s Day, I was wondering why my meditation was so clearly divinely interrupted (at least that is how it felt to me). I intuitively received the info that meditation for me at this vibratory level is not about going so inward that I am separate from my physical surroundings but by expanding into my knowingness so much that I connect to all of god’s energy, including my physical surroundings, in my prayerful, mindful living.

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